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Collision between FedEx truck and school bus injures two

Large semi trucks involved in interstate commerce and the large-scale transport of goods can be found on nearly every type of roadway. They are frequent travelers on major interstates and highways, as well as on smaller neighborhood or downtown streets. Because of the sheer number of these types of vehicles and the difficulties involved with driving them, truck accidents are common occurrences.

In Virginia, a recent collision involved a FedEx truck and a school bus. The accident occurred in the morning, around the start of the school day, when the school bus was transporting children to Kemps Landing Old Donation School in Virginia Beach. Sixteen students were riding on the bus at the time the accident occurred. As a result of the collision, two people-the driver and one student-were taken to a hospital for treatment of their injuries caused by glass breakage that occurred in the accident. At the time the story was reported, it was unclear who was at fault for causing the accident.

Properly investigating accidents involving tractor trailers or other large trucks, such as FedEx or mail trucks, is important in determining liability. Even accidents that would ordinarily be relatively minor if they occurred between two standard-size vehicles can result in considerable property damage or cause significant injuries due to the size of the larger trucks and/or the loads they are carrying.

Depending on the extent of the injuries or property damage suffered, victims may need to investigate the possibility of filing a personal injury lawsuit against the truck driver or the company who employed the driver or owned the truck in order to recover financial compensation if the truck driver is determined to be at fault for the accident. However, success in a personal injury lawsuit requires proving both the other driver's liability for the crash (which can be proven by showing negligence or recklessness), as well as damages, so it is important for plaintiffs to collect as much evidence regarding the accident as possible.

Source: WAVY.com, "School bus, FedEx truck crash in Virginia Beach," Stephanie Ballesteros, Oct. 22, 2014

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